Carrie Hemphill Rieth

Carrie is the Assistant Vice Chancellor & Chief Counsel, External Affairs. She previously advised the Chico, Monterey Bay and San Bernardino campuses. She is also a resource attorney on Conflict of Interest, Records Access/PRA and Auxiliaries. Prior to joining the Office of General Counsel, Carrie practiced law at Reed Smith LLP and BakerHostetler, where she specialized in business litigation.


  • J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California (1999)
  • B.A., English, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara (1996)

Speaking Engagements:

  • “McKee Act," AOA Conference (January 2014)
  • “NACUA: Managing High Profile Discrimination Complaints" (March 2013)
  • “Law of Design and Construction, Conflict of Interest and Public Records Act Sessions" (May 2013; February 2011)
  • “Conflict of Interest Filing Officer Annual Training" (2005-14)
  • “CSU Orientation for New Department Chairs" (February 2012)

​Phone: (562) 951-4500
Fax: (562) 951-4956

Support Staff:
Monique Aguiniga